Biography

I received my clinical training as a Physiotherapist at the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Worked clinically and in community settings on the management of musculoskeletal disorders and health promotion projects. For a broader insight into preventive medicine and public healthcare, I studied public health at the University of Kuopio, Finland and as a public health specialist, I continued in research and development of community initiatives concerned with the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health; and expanding the access of vulnerable groups to health through lifestyle modifications.

I obtained a PhD in 2013 (Public health/ lifestyle exercise for bone health and osteoporosis) at Staffordshire University and later joined Keele University supporting its primary care research, evidence synthesis and implementation programme (across a broad remit including musculoskeletal and comorbid long-term conditions).

Research and scholarship

In addition to my clinical background, I have been trained as a public health practitioner and primary healthcare researcher. Having developed expertise in evidence synthesis and implementation science using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. My research focuses on musculoskeletal conditions, and self-management of comorbid long-term conditions but I have a strong interest in health promotion, health literacy, shared decision making, patient-centered care and health services research.

I have a deep-seated commitment to public health, facilitation of learning, and communication of astute health systems principles, both to lay and research communities. Other aspects of my research work thus include focuses on patient experience, patient and public involvement in health and health research.

I work in partnership with Keele’s Impact accelerator unit and the Global health Institute to improve the dissemination of evidence outputs to patients and the public, and to support mobilisation of research knowledge into practice nationally in the UK and internationally in low-and middle-income settings.

Teaching

  • Research Methods in Health: Systematic Review & Meta-analysis.
  • MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy: Research
  • Public health epidemiology
  • Public health promotion – Module lead
  • Systematic reviews and Critical appraisal (MMed Sci Evidence based Practice Module & Undergraduate Pharmacy).

Further information

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Regional Advisory Committee Member
  • Faculty of Health: Member- Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) steering group
  • Member of the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Alliance.
  • NIHR Global Health Research Units and Groups Programme: Member awareness raising workstream.

Selected Publications

  • Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Sturrock A, Toh L, Horne R, Maidment I. Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment; what works for whom, why and in what circumstance: a rapid realist review. Osteoporosis International. full text>
  • Wright T, Mughal F, Babatunde OO, Dikomitis L, Mallen CD, Helliwell T. 2022. Burnout among primary health-care professionals in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ, 385-401A, vol. 100(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Sturrock A, Toh LS, Horne R, Maidment I. 2022. P137 Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment; what works for whom, why and in what circumstance: a rapid realist review. Rheumatology, vol. 61(Supplement_1). link> doi> link> full text>
  • Pradhan S, Chiu S, Burton C, Forsyth J, Corp N, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA, Babatunde OO. 2022. Overall Effects and Moderators of Rehabilitation in Patients With Wrist Fracture: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther, vol. 102(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Dikomitis L, Babatunde OO, Chew-Graham CA. 2022. The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review. BJGP Open, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Sturrock A, Toh L, Horne R, Maidment I. Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment; what works for whom, why and in what circumstance: a rapid realist review. Osteoporosis International. full text>
  • Wright T, Mughal F, Babatunde OO, Dikomitis L, Mallen CD, Helliwell T. 2022. Burnout among primary health-care professionals in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ, 385-401A, vol. 100(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Sturrock A, Toh LS, Horne R, Maidment I. 2022. P137 Supporting patients to get the best from their osteoporosis treatment; what works for whom, why and in what circumstance: a rapid realist review. Rheumatology, vol. 61(Supplement_1). link> doi> link> full text>
  • Pradhan S, Chiu S, Burton C, Forsyth J, Corp N, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA, Babatunde OO. 2022. Overall Effects and Moderators of Rehabilitation in Patients With Wrist Fracture: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther, vol. 102(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Dikomitis L, Babatunde OO, Chew-Graham CA. 2022. The potential of general practice to support young people who self-harm: a narrative review. BJGP Open, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Bucknall M, Burton C, Forsyth JJ, Corp N, Gwilym S, Paskins Z, van der Windt DA. 2022. Long-term clinical and socio-economic outcomes following wrist fracture: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int, 753-782, vol. 33(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Dikomitis L, Babatunde O, Chew-Graham CA. 2021. Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: a qualitative study of young people's perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, e744-e752, vol. 71(711). link> doi> link> full text>
  • Yahaya I, Wright T, Babatunde OO, Corp N, Helliwell T, Dikomitis L, Mallen CD. 2021. Prevalence of osteoarthritis in lower middle- and low-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology International, 1221-1231, vol. 41. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Ojagbemi A, Okekunle AP, Babatunde O. 2021. Dominant and Modifiable Risk Factors for Dementia in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Neurology, Article 627761, vol. 12. doi> link> full text>
  • Tierney S, Dawson S, Boylan A-M, Richards G, Park S, Turk A, Babatunde O. 2021. Broadening diversity through creative involvement to identify research priorities. Research Involvement and Engagement, 1-10, vol. 7(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Pilkington K, Ridge DT, Igwesi-Chidobe CN, Chew-Graham CA, Little P, Babatunde O, Corp N, McDermott C, Cheshire A. 2020. A relational analysis of an invisible illness: A meta-ethnography of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and their support needs. Social Science and Medicine, Article 113369, vol. 265. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Bishop A, Cottrell E, Jordan JL, Corp N, Humphries K, Hadley-Barrows T, Huntley AL, van der Windt DA. 2020. A systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-medical triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. PLoS One, e0235364, vol. 15(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Campbell P, Rathod-Mistry T, Marshall M, Bailey J, Chew-Graham CA, Croft P, Frisher M, Hayward R, Negi R, Singh S, Tantalo-Baker S, Tarafdar S, Babatunde OO, Robinson L, Sumathipala A, Thein N, Walters K, Weich S, Jordan KP. 2021. Markers of dementia-related health in primary care electronic health records. Aging Ment Health, 1452-1462, vol. 25(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA, Corp N, Babatunde OO. 2020. Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, e364-e373, vol. 70(694). link> doi> full text>
  • Machin AR, Babatunde O, Haththotuwa R, Scott I, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2020. Correction to: The association between anxiety and disease activity and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rheumatol, 1373-1375, vol. 39(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Machin AR, Babatunde O, Haththotuwa R, Scott I, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2020. The association between anxiety and disease activity and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rheumatol, 1471-1482, vol. 39(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Mughal F, Dikomitis L. 2019. Role of primary care in supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study in England. Br J Gen Pract, e740-e751, vol. 69(688). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde O, Bourton AL, Hind K, Paskins Z, Forsyth JJ. 2019. Exercise interventions for preventing and treating low bone mass in the forearm: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi> link>
  • Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Babatunde OO, Bartlam B, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Understanding self-harm in older adults: A qualitative study. EClinicalMedicine, 52-61, vol. 12. link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Higginbottom A, Dikomitis L. 2019. Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults. Health Expect, 617-631, vol. 22(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. Br J Gen Pract, 168-169, vol. 69(681). link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Babatunde O, Polidano K, Bartlam B, McCloskey E, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in older adults: systematic review. Br J Psychiatry, 186-200, vol. 214(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton LS, Thomas MJ, Menz H, Van Der Windt D, Roddy E. 2019. Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Options for Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review with Network Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton LS, Thomas MJ, Menz HB, van der Windt D, Roddy E. 2019. Comparative effectiveness of treatment options for plantar heel pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med, 182-194, vol. 53(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Raybould G, Babatunde O, Evans AL, Jordan JL, Paskins Z. 2018. Expressed information needs of patients with osteoporosis and/or fragility fractures: a systematic review. Arch Osteoporos, 55, vol. 13(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Tan V, Jordan JL, Dziedzic K, Chew-Graham CA, Jinks C, Protheroe J, van der Windt DA. 2018. Evidence flowers: An innovative, visual method of presenting "best evidence" summaries to health professional and lay audiences. Res Synth Methods, 273-284, vol. 9(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt DA, Hill JC, Foster NE, Protheroe J. 2017. Effective treatment options for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: A systematic overview of current evidence. PLoS One, e0178621, vol. 12(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Walsh N, Jordan JL, Babatunde O, Powell J, Healey E. 2016. Community-based exercise and physical activity programmes led by exercise professionals for osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi> link> full text>
  • Babatunde O and Forsyth J. 2016. Lifestyle exercises for bone health and health-related quality of life among premenopausal women: a randomised controlled trial. Glob Health Promot, 63-71, vol. 23(3). link> doi>
  • Babatunde OO and Forsyth, J. 2014. Association between depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), physical activity and bone health. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 305-311, vol. 32(3). doi>
  • O Babatunde O. Primary Prevention of Osteoporosis: Time to Redefine the Wheel?. Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity, vol. 02(01). doi>
  • Babatunde O and Forsyth J. 2014. Effects of lifestyle exercise on premenopausal bone health: a randomised controlled trial. J Bone Miner Metab, 563-572, vol. 32(5). link> doi>
  • Babatunde OO and Forsyth, J. 2013. Quantitative Ultrasound and bone's response to exercise: a meta analysis. Bone, 311-318, vol. 53(1). doi>
  • Babatunde OO. 2012. Exercise Prescription for Bone Health – An Unrequited Hypothesis. European Musculoskeletal Review, 157-158, vol. 7(3).
  • Babatunde OO, Forsyth JJ, Gidlow CJ. 2012. A meta-analysis of brief high-impact exercises for enhancing bone health in premenopausal women. Osteoporos Int, 109-119, vol. 23(1). link> doi>

Other

  • Babatunde OO, Ensor J, Littlewood C, Chesterton L, Jordan JL, Corp N, Wynne-Jones G, Roddy E, Foster NE, van der Windt DA. 2021. Comparative effectiveness of treatment options for subacromial shoulder conditions: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis (p. 1759720X211037530, vol. 13). link> doi> full text>
  • Healey EL, Jordan JL, Babatunde OO, Walsh NE. 2021. NON HEALTHCARE EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL LED EXERCISE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS - A COCHRANE REVIEW. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (p. S59, vol. 29). link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Bourton AL, Hind K, Paskins Z, Forsyth JJ. 2020. Exercise Interventions for Preventing and Treating Low Bone Mass in the Forearm: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil (pp. 487-511, vol. 101). link> doi>
  • Machin AR, Haththotuwa R, Babatunde O, Scott I, Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2019. THE IMPACT OF ANXIETY ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND DISEASE ACTIVITY IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 78, vol. 58). link>
  • Raybould G, Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Jordan J. 2017. INFORMATION NEEDS IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH A FRAGILITY FRACTURE OR OSTEOPOROSIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 84, vol. 56). link>
  • Holden MA, Babatunde OO, Quicke JG, Healey E, McCluskey M, Foster NE. 2017. INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE TO EXERCISE ACROSS DIFFERENT HEALTH CONDITIONS: A NARRATIVE SYNTHESIS OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 99, vol. 56). link>
  • Babatunde OO, jordan, dziedzic, chew-graham, protheroe, van der windt. Evidence Flowers: Improving accessibility and engagement with evidence based guidance. http://evidencelive.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FINAL_EvidenceLive16-programme-160623.pdf. University of Oxford. full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt D, Foster NE, Protheroe J. 2016. EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CONDITIONS: A RAPID META-SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT BEST EVIDENCE IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 80, vol. 55). link>
  • Babatunde OPEYEMI, Jordan JL, van der windt, Hill, Foster, Protheroe. Effective Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Rapid Meta-synthesis of Current Best Evidence in Primary Care. Rheumatology, Volume 55, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2016, Pages i80,. doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OPEYEMI, Jordan JL, van der windt, Hill, Foster, Protheroe. Effective Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Rapid Meta-synthesis of Current Best Evidence in Primary Care. Rheumatology, Volume 55, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2016, Pages i80,. doi> full text>

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